Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje: When and where to watch the Main Event of UFC 249 at the VyStar Memorial Arena.
The UFC is all set to become one of the first sporting organizations to held an event amidst the global pandemic of the Coronavirus. UFC 249 was originally planned to take place on April 18th. However, president Dana White was told to “stand down” by Disney and ESPN executives when he moved the event to California. The event will now air from Jacksonville, Florida in front of an empty VyStar Memorial Arena.
The event will be headlined by Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje with the interim lightweight title on the line. Ferguson, who has racked 12 straight wins, was originally scheduled to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, the full time Champion. However, the Russian returned to his homeland amid the Pandemic and is currently unable to travel back to the U.S.
— UFC (@ufc) April 24, 2020
The winner of this match will be named the Interim Champion, and will earn the right to face Khabib later this year for the right to be the undisputed UFC lightweight champion.
UFC 249 will also be co-main evented by bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, who will face former champion, Dominick Cruz. This will be Cruz’s first match in the octagon since losing the title back in 2016. Coincidentally, this is also Cejudo’s first defense of the title.
— UFC (@ufc) April 24, 2020
UFC 249 Card
- Tony Ferguson -180 vs. Justin Gaethje +155 — Interim lightweight title
- Henry Cejudo (c) -220 vs. Dominick Cruz +180 — bantamweight title
- Francis Ngannou -260 vs. Jair Rozenstruik +210 — Heavyweights
- Calvin Kattar -240 vs. Jeremy Stephens +200 — Featherweights
- Greg Hardy -195 vs. Yorgan De Castro +165 — Heavyweights
- Anthony Pettis -150 vs. Donald Cerrone +125 — Welterweights
- Vicente Luque -270 vs. Niko Price +220 — Welterweights
- Fabricio Werdum -300 vs. Aleksei Oleinik +240 — Heavyweights
- Ronaldo Souza -125 vs. Uriah Hall +105 — Middleweights
- Carla Esparza -160 vs. Michelle Waterson +135 — Women’s strawweights
- Bryce Mitchell -180 vs. Charles Rosa +155 — Featherweights
- Ryan Spann -420 vs. Sam Alvey +330 — Light heavyweights
When and Where to Watch UFC 246 in the UK, US and India
When: Saturday, May 9 (US), Saturday, May 9 (UK), Sunday, May 10 (India)
Location: VyStar Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Time: Main Card – 10:00 PM (EST), 3:00 AM (UK Time), 7:30 AM (IST)
Preliminary Card – 8:00 PM (EST), 1:00 AM (UK Time), 5:30 AM (IST)
Early Preliminary Card – 6:30 PM (EST), 11:30 PM (UK Time), 4:00 AM (IST)
Viewers in India can watch the event LIVE and Exclusive on on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3 channels from 7.30 AM (IST). UFC 249 main card can be viewed live on BT Sport in the UK while viewers in the US can watch the event live on ESPN+ on Pay Per View.
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